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By Carlos Clarens

ISBN-10: 0399501118

ISBN-13: 9780399501111

Illustrated historical past of Horror movies

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He seemed incapable of taking the next giant step, as others had, in particular the American Edwin S. Porter whose The Life of an American Fireman (1902) and The THE WIZARD OF MONTREUIL [7 Great Train Robbery (1903) pulsate with pure cinematic life. And films everywhere were acquiring a new sophistication. When, in 1909, both the Edison and Biograph companies released in New York their versions of The Devil, from the play popularized by George Arliss, in top hat audiences were confronted by an urbane gentleman and evening clothes, who went about business in a very elegant manner.

It reached America the following year under yet another two titles: Between Worlds and The Light Within. title . Inspired by a line from the Song of Songs, 'Tor Love is as strong as Death," the film was a macabre fantasy of two lovers separated by a mysterious stranger who turns out to come to take the boy. The be Death itself pleads for his life and weary Death makes a bargain: she will follow three lights into three moments of the past and in each of them she must try to save her lover's life.

The famous Jewish cemetery was reconstructed in a nearby forest when the Hebrew community of Prague refused to allow a movie to be made on DOUBLES, DEMONS, AND THE DEVIL HIMSELF their hallowed grounds. " The use garret, is of double exposure, albeit crude, confers on these scenes a quality exclusive to the film: as no amount of stage trickery can two people at the same moment. are now seen in a sinister new The make an actor appear innocent tricks of Melies light. Finally, the film gains immeasurably from the restraint of Paul Wegener, who played Baldwin and, of course, his reflection.

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